When my oldest was little, we spent so much time together playing, singing songs, going on adventures, and visiting friends. Then I had two boys and it became much harder to get the one-on-one time with them.
Now that they are older, one of my “goals” this year is to spend more quality time with them – separately. It’s important to get to know them as individuals and keep that mother and son bond strong.
Plus, they both have different preferences, so it’s nice to do something that they pick and not something that they are “forced” to do with the rest of the family.
I plan on setting aside one or two days a month to take my boys each on a date or do something special with them.
I started making a list of all the things I could do with them and when I was done, I had a pretty long list with some fun ideas (some are seasonal).
I thought I’d share the list with you, to help inspire you to take your son(s) on a date.
Remember, it doesn’t have to be such a big ordeal and can even be spent at home. The whole point is spending time with them individually and doing something that will create new memories for them.
- Explore the backyard
- Have a picnic (indoors or out)
- Movie marathon day
- Play video games
- Have a catch
- Practice soccer skills
- Build a fort in the living room
- Craft day
- Play hide-and-go-seek